Change The World Educate Girls
Dr. Mella Davis, founder of MasterPeace Academy, hails originally from Richmond, Texas. She came to YWAM Worcester (Youth with a Mission) in the summer of 2012 with a vision: to build an exemplary school.
She has 25 years of experience in education, having taught everything from grade R to graduate school. She holds a doctorate in performance studies, a masters in folklore, a masters- level certification in education, and a dual bachelors degrees in English and in French.
Her interdisciplinary focus on humanities and social sciences facilitates a multidisciplinary approach to education. This unique lens allows her to teach from a holistic perspective of how the subjects interrelate. Her students have attended top-tier universities such as Yale, Princeton, Stanford, and Notre Dame. But her greatest blessing is seeing students walking in their faith and giving back to their communities. Her goal is to provide excellent English-medium education to anyone who desires, no matter from where they hail.
10 May 2019: MasterPeace Academy is desperately looking for new premises. At the beginning of term three (9 July), we need to have found a new home. If you have a space that includes at least 2 to 3 rooms and a bathroom, please contact us: +27 76 664 0044. We would need this space rent-free as we are operating as part of the arm of the not-for-profit, Teachers of the Nations: https://www.changetheworldeducategirls.co.za/
Teachers of the Nations’ English language School: Masterpeace Academy
Teachers of the Nations is committed to building schools of excellence for Africa. In particular, it is our goal to provide access to quality education primarily for underprivileged and neglected students.
Mission Statement: To broaden students’ worldview, develop individual potential, and enrich community life through access to a multi- disciplinary and compelling educational experience.
Market: At present, there is no local school singularly devoted to educating youth in the area using challenging curriculum such as International Baccalaureate and Cambridge A-level standards. In Worcester presently, there exists a need for an English-medium school that include students from disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged backgrounds. Our potential student population would also include Anglo-phone and foreign students who presently reside in Worcester with missionary families.
Concluding Remarks: MasterPeace Academy is sure to appeal to those parents who desire their children to learn in a first-rate English-speaking institution with compelling studies and demanding academic rigor. Nestled in the beautiful setting of the Worcester wine-country, the school provides safety and security, making it truly an enviable place to study.
The highest possible academic and rigorous learning environment is provided. The type of student who will do well at MasterPeace Academy is one who is very curious, self-motivated, and resilient. At MasterPeace Academy, we are here to offer students the opportunity to use their own learning modalities and strengths.
We offer face-to-face instruction as well as experiential opportunities. We encourage investigation, questioning, and a lifestyle of reading and learning. We offer foreign languages, including French, Afrikaans, and German, as well as the creative arts. While using traditional curricula, students will also have access to online learning opportunities with Khan Academy.
Masterpiece Academy will run on an American academic schedule which means that there are two semesters per year. The school term begins in August and ends in June. However, students of MasterPeace Academy will be released at the same time as those attending South African institutions. Term 1 runs from August through December. Term 2 begins in January and ends in early June. These dates allow student to begin university study in January.
1st Block: 8:00- 11:00: English, Math, Social Studies, and Science. Each course lasts 50 minutes.
On Alternate Days
2nd Block: 12:00-2:00 : Physical Education; Foreign Language; Art; Theater; Library
Hot lunch will also be provided. Students will also receive 2 ten-minute breaks.